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Events on June 21st, 2018

A listing of awesome activities for kids, teens and families throughout Southern California. If you would like to submit an event for possible inclusion, email your information here. Want these events delivered to your inbox every week, for free? Sign up for the Buzzz!

Go Skateboarding Day

June 21: An international event which takes place on the first day of summer to celebrate the exhilaration, creativity and spirit of one of the most influential activities in the world.

Summerfest in Fountain Valley

June 21-24: Carnival rides, games, music, dancing, entertainment and food vendors, you will not be disappointed.

Summer Reading Programs

June 1 – August 15: Many libraries offer homework help, including academic workshops and story times. Plus, join the Summer Reading Program, June 1 – August 15. Young readers (kids and teens) at most Los Angeles County and Orange County libraries will enjoy a “Build a Better World” theme.

Shakespeare by the Sea Performances

June 14 – August 18: Bring picnics, blankets, chairs and warm clothes to these family friendly performances of “The Taming of the Shrew” and “MacBeth.”

Dolby Theatre Guided Tours

Daily: See an Oscar statuette, visit the Dolby Lounge and other celebrity hot-spots, and see images from previous Academy Awards ceremonies.

U-Pick Melon Tours at Tanaka Farms

June 1 – August 31: Take a guided wagon ride around the farm, stop at different areas and try different summer fruits and vegetables, and finally step into the melon patch to sample delicious home grown melon.

Movie Deals and Theater Child Care

Daily: Movies at discounted prices.

Family Films in Costa Mesa

Thursdays: Come to the library to watch and discuss a family-friendly film every week.

Family Movie Night in Fullerton

June 21, July 19, August 16 and September 20: Bring your family for a fun-filled evening at the library, featuring age-appropriate movies for you to enjoy.

African Drums at the Mary Wilson Library

June 21: Visit the library for a fun, family event of African drums, reflecting the library’s summer theme: Reading Takes You Everywhere.

Kids’ Activities at the Downtown Fullerton Market

Thursdays: The Fullerton Market is the place to come and enjoy fresh, locally grown fruits and vegetables, handcrafted artisan products, live music and entertainment, plus crafts and activities at the Kids’ Korner and food vendors.

Curiosity Carts at San Juan Capistrano Mission

Tuesday and Thursday: Each educational cart offers learning for students and visitors interested in seeing items up close.

Go Skateboarding Day at Etnies Skatepark

June 21: Come celebrate national Go Skateboarding Day, with a free BBQ, giveaways and fun activities.

Kids Bowl Free All Summer Long

Daily: Kids Bowl Free returns for its 11th summer! Kids across North America can bowl for free all summer long at one of 1,300+ participating bowling centers.

Little Naturalists in Newport Beach

June 6 and 21: Kids (3-5) and their adult guardians can take part in activities designed to encourage exploration and to build little ones’ growing physical and cognitive skills.

Rides on the Great Park Balloon and Carousel in Irvine

Thursday – Sunday: The Great Park’s tethered, 118-foot-high, helium-filled balloon allows passengers to soar 400 feet in the air for a birds eye view. The carousel reaches a speed of 4.5 mph.

Salt Marsh Open House in San Pedro

March 24, April 21, May 20, June 9, 21, and August 5: Join Cabrillo Marine Aquarium educators and volunteers and learn about the Salinas de San Pedro wetlands habitat at Cabrillo Beach by using binoculars and microscopes to observe live animals

San Diego County Fair

June 1 – July 4: Grab your cowboy hat, pull on your boots, and ride on over to this year’s San Diego County Fair to celebrate another year of fair fun.

Tour Angels Stadium in Anaheim

Ongoing: Join the Halos for a behind-the-scenes tour of baseball’s fourth-oldest stadium, including areas normally restricted to the public.

Concert in the Park in Lakewood

Thursdays, June 21- August 9: Bring the entire family to enjoy the sounds of summer. Dinner and refreshments will be sold, so bring your picnic blanket and have dinner while listening to fantastic live entertainment.

Family Film Festival in Orange

Thursdays, June 21, 28 and July 12, 19 and 26: Bring a blanket and enjoy popular children’s films in an air-conditioned community room.

OC Parks Summer Concert Series

June 21 – August 23: Families and friends enjoy great local live music, food trucks and good times.

Bowlmor Season Passes

May 21 – September 3: Now through Labor Day, bowlers of all ages can buy a Summer Games Pass and enjoy up to three games of bowling every single day for the entire summer.

Thursday Summer Fun at the Norton Simon Museum in Pasadena

June 14- July 19: Join the Norton Simon for its most popular summer program for families with children ages 4-10.

Go Skateboarding Day in Lake Forest

June 21: Come celebrate national Go Skateboarding Day at the skatepark.

Tours at Dominguez Rancho

June 18: Head to the rancho each month for guided tours and gain new knowledge about California’s history.

Anaheim’s Farmers Market

Thurdays: The Farmers Market features local California certified farmers, gourmet foods, craft fair and the homegrown music series.

Go Skate Day 2018 in Downey

June 21: Join Downey on Thursday, June 21st to kick off the summer with music, and activities.

Orange County Libraries Daily Story Times and Events

Daily: A monthly calendar of story times, crafts, homework help and family-friendly events at libraries in the Orange County library system.

Orange County Parks Daily Activities

Daily: A monthly calendar of family-friendly hikes, walks, tours and more at parks in the Orange County Parks system.

Family Science Nights at the Ocean Institute

June 21, July 26, and August 23: Spend a summer evening in our Samueli Conference Center getting “up close and personal” with local scientists.

World’s Largest Swim Lesson at Splash!

June 21: Join Splash! Lifeguards and swimmers all around the world for the World’s Largest Swim Lesson at Splash!

Variety Show in Yorba Linda

June 21: This entertaining magic show is full of comedy and amazing tricks you won’t believe!

Summer Trail Runs and Kids’ Obstacle Course in Tustin

June 21, July 12 and August 2: The Renegade Summer Trail Run Series includes a Rough Fit Kids Obstacle Course and a great play area!

Bands in the Sand in San Clemente

June 21 – August 30:Bring your beach chairs or blanket, set your toes in the sand and get ready for an evening of fun and music, suitable for the whole family.

Summer Solstice Celebration and Kick-Off Celebration at Pretend City

June 21: Join Pretend City for their annual Summer Celebration. This event marks the start of Southern California’s favorite season, summer.

Music on the Main at Descanso Gardens

Thursdays, June 7 – July 26: Enjoy eight evenings of live music presented by some of the coolest jazz artists in the Southland, including both bright newcomers and fan favorites from seasons past.

Dodgers Stadium Tour in Los Angeles

Ongoing: This behind-the-scenes tour lets fans visit some of the most restricted and non-public areas and view the Stadium from a whole new perspective.

$5 Summer Movies at Harkins Theatres

June 12 – August 18: Watch a different kid-favorite movie each week all summer long at Harkins Theatres.

Angel City Games at UCLA

June 21-24: The 4th Annual Angel City Games will feature four days of adaptive multi-sport competitions for kids, adults, veterans, and active-duty military personnel with physical disabilities.

Summer Stroll and Savor in Belmont Shore

May 16-17, June 20-21, July 18-19 and August 15-16: The longest running food event in Long Beach. Taste from over 45 restaurants in the shore who offer the best of their menu.

Warner Bros. Studio Tour

Most days: Studio tours include a two-hour guided portion and self guided visit to Stage 48: Script-to-Screen (approximately three hours). Explore iconic backlots, The Archive and The Picture Car Vault.

Fullerton Market

Thursdays: Enjoy fresh produce, handcrafted vendor items, food vendors, kids’ activities and live entertainment.

Summer Games at Cerritos Lanes

May 21- September 3: With a Cerritos Lanes summer games pass, you can bowl 3 games every day, all season long, for one low price.

Summer Discovery Program in Lakewood

June 18 – August 25: Sign up for our Summer Discovery Program. Read books and complete activities throughout the summer to earn prizes.

Lego Club in Long Beach

Thursdays: Build something spectacular based on this week’s challenge. Legos provided, you bring your imagination.

Los Angeles Libraries Daily Story Times and Events

Daily: A monthly calendar of story times, crafts, homework help and family-friendly events at libraries in the Los Angeles library system.

The Jim Henson Exhibition: Imagination Unlimited at the Skirball Cultural Center

June 1 – September 2: Immerse yourself in the world of the Muppets creator with classic clips, costumes and historic puppets, including Kermit the Frog, Rowlf and Bert and Ernie.

The Color Purple at Segerstrom

June 19-24: See The Color Purple, the 2016 Tony Award winner for Best Musical Revival at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts!

Disney’s Newsies in La Mirada

June 1-24: They delivered the papers, until they made the headlines! Filled with one heart-pounding number after another, it’s a high-energy explosion of song and dance you and your family will never forget.

Titanic in Photographs: The Exhibition at The Queen Mary

Through July 2018: Take a journey back in time, through the eyes of passengers who were on the Titanic.

Wonder of Dinosaurs in Redondo Beach

Daily: Educational robotic and static dinosaur displays, plus dino-themed activities including inflatable obstacles, Ride-a-T-Rex, fossil panning, maze, and more!

KING TUT: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh at the California Science Center

March 24 – January 6, 2019: A new chapter of ancient Egyptian history will be unearthed to the world with the debut of KING TUT: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh, an exclusive exhibition celebrating the 100-year anniversary of the discovery of his tomb.

Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella in Los Angeles

June 19-24: From the creators of The Sound of Music and South Pacific, this Tony Award-winning Broadway musical takes on the classic tale of Cinderella.

Rainforest Adventure at Discovery Cube OC

Through September 9: Gear up for the ultimate rainforest adventure to explore and learn about these tropical environments.

Genghis Khan: The Exhibition at the Reagan Library

February 16 – August 19: Discover the man behind the legend. Now the most comprehensive exhibition of Genghis Khan and his treasures invades the Reagan Library, its only Southern California stop on an international tour.

Candy Making Class

Select dates: Learn the art of old fashioned candy making in one of Sweet Pete’s Candy’s most popular classes. Sweet Pete’s confectioners turn boiled sugar into hand pulled lollipop

Candytopia in Santa Monica

March 5 – July 4: Explore the sprawling sanctuary of Candytopia. This four-month event celebrates the vibrant colors and flavors of favorite sugary delights through a series of interactive art installations in over a dozen environments, from flying unicorn pigs to a marshmallow tsunami.

Celebrating the Tet Festival in Santa Ana

May 26 – August 19: Voyage to Vietnam: Celebrating the Tet Festival showcases traditions, customs, and values exemplified by the annual celebration of Tet.

Tiny Tot Tuesday’s at the El Capitan Theatre

Every Tuesday: Visit the magical El Capitan Theatre with your tiny tot to enjoy a first showing of the day.

Grand Park’s Lunch a la Park

Tuesdays through Thursdays: Grand Park brings back its wildly popular lunch extravaganza with its Food Trucks lunch tradition.

Make Music Long Beach

June 21: Make Music is a free celebration of music around the world on the Summer Solstice. Launched in 1982 in France as the Fte de la Musique, it is now held on the same day in more than 750 cities in 120 countries.

Dream it, Draw it, Build It Summer Exhibit at Pretend City

June – August: Dream Big! Every iconic structure around the world started with a dream.

World’s Largest Swim Lesson in Huntington Beach

June 21: Participate in the world’s largest swim lesson! Free lessons will be held every 30 minutes to give everyone a chance to learn how to swim and be comfortable in the water.

Dino Summer at the Cube

May 26 – September 3: This summer enter a lost world of prehistoric creatures from land and sea.

Fairies vs. Trolls at South Coast Botanic Garden

June 15 – August 31: Pick your team. Unlock the doors. Claim your treasure. Put on your fairy wings and troll suits (both real and imaginary) to enjoy this enchanted summertime activity as you explore the stunning 87-acre nature space

Arty Loon Magic in Tustin

June 21: Families are invited to experience Arty Loon’s Comedy Magic Show in the Tustin Library Courtyard.